Oncology nurses face a difficult challenge in getting patients to consider palliative care because despite knowing that palliative care is comfort care, many patients and caregivers still equate it with end of life.
Providing care for a loved one with cancer is even more difficult for long-distance caregivers. In this column, an oncology social worker offers tips on helping caregivers overcome these challenges.
The stress of caregivers of patients receiving stem cell transplantation can be successfully reduced by an intervention, according to a randomized controlled trial.
Premier study examines current delivery of patient/family education to pediatric patients with newly diagnosed cancer.
Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) may aid caregivers who need additional support.
A brief cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) improved sleep over 4 weeks with little to no negative effects on clinic flow.
Researchers devised an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.
The earlier a specific phone-based, palliative care support program can be introduced to caregivers, the better they will be able to cope with the caregiving experience, according to research conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing investigators.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—After a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, their caregivers also undergo major life changes. The importance of these caregivers should be recognized by nurses in planning care for patients, especially for those with head and neck cancer. This research was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
Have you ever recognized your own behavior in a caregiver's actions? What do you do to apply professional lessons from personal experiences?
The benefits of training in problem-solving skills goes beyond teaching parents to navigate the complex systems that accompany a child's diagnosis of cancer. It also leads to a durable reduction in mothers' levels of anxiety and symptoms of posttraumatic stress, and improves overall coping with a child's illness.
Family events and celebrations can create additional stressors for caregivers. Nurses should take time to remind caregivers about their own needs.
Consejos para los proveedores de cuidado: ¿Cómo puede ayudarse usted mismo? (Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?)December 18, 2012
This fact sheet offers Spanish-speaking caregivers tips about how to take time to care for themselves.
A needs assessment tool can identify specific needs of caregivers of patients with a primary malignant brain tumor.
This patient fact sheets provides suggestions for parents who are coping with the death of an adult child.
Stress is common among caregivers who struggle to meet competing demands. This fact sheets details ways to manage it.
An opportunity to put basic clinical skills to the test demonstrates the depth of nursing skills for this nurse.
The CD20 antagonist is a potentially effective preventive and treatment for this common adverse effect of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Young adults may face unique challenges as caregivers. This fact sheet address how this age group can best adjust to the role.
Caregivers need care, too. Patients can share this fact sheet with their support systems.
This fact sheet provides tips to caregivers on how to provide support when the end of life is near.
Spousal caregivers of cancer patients have increased risks of coronary heart disease and stroke that persist over time, researchers have discovered.
These tips and resources can help oncology nurses and other clinicians ease the burden of caring for both parents and children.
The person who provides care and support at home is an integral part of a patient's care. Nurses need to check on them, too.
A new initiative launched by CDC is designed to reduce the risk of life-threatening infection in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Living with metastatic breast cancer is challenging for both the woman who is diagnosed and for her caregivers. This fact sheet offers tips for men about how to deal with this difficult situation.
An Internet-based, multimedia informed-consent tool is on track to increase clinical-trial enrollment at the University of Pennsylvania.
A curriculum at City of Hope and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will train nurses working with cancer patients who are transitioning from active treatment to survivorship care.
A study of distance caregiving in the advanced cancer population revealed the stressors for distant caregivers and suggested ways in which nurses might be able to help these persons.
Audiometric testing, awareness of the symptoms, and knowledge of which drugs are ototoxic can help protect young cancer patient's hearing.
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